This is the first one I did. It's with Lion brand Wool-Ease. It's 2 strands held together, worked in the round. I actually adapted this pattern from one I really like that's worked flat! Doesn't that make me sound like I'm some sort of expert or something :-) Trust me, I'm not. I am teaching myself how to do all this ( a shout out to my Aunt Judy, though, who showed me the basics when I was about 10- it's too bad I didn't appreciate it then, or I would already know how to do all this stuff!!) with the help of a great website that has tons of videos called knittinghelp.com.
Same pattern as above, done with a Paton 100% wool yarn. I worked part of it in a seed stitch because I wanted to try it.
This is a variation of a basic hat pattern I found on Ravelry. It's one strand of Red Heart Soft Yarn. I cast on 89 stitches, and worked 5K, 5P all the way around... it ended up shifting one stitch every round, and that's how it got the spiral look! I really like this one. I made up the pattern. Like I'm some sort of expert or something ;-)
I really like working in the round! These hats were my first attempt at that technique, using both circular needles and double-pointed needles. I definitely prefer it to having a seam down the back of a hat!
I'm almost ready to try a pair of socks. I have everything I need, and I understand the pattern. But I might crank out a couple more hats before I go for it, just to get more experience with the double-pointed needles. I have another hat that I am going to make. It uses 3 techniques I haven't tried before: provisional cast on, Kitchener grafting, and picking up stitches from the edge of a finished piece. Knittinghelp.com has videos for all of these, though, and I've watched them and I think I get it. Wish me luck!